Goroff seeks to challenge Zeldin

Nancy Goroff announced her intention to seek the Democrat nomination to challenge incumbent Congressman Lee Zedlin (R-1) next year.

According to the Riverhead News-Review:

“… I’m running for Congress to use my experience as a scientist to combat global warming, make health care affordable, protect a woman’s right to choose, and end the gun violence epidemic …”

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is holding multiple events across New Hampshire today, including events on gun control and health care.

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Democrat primary opportunities

The Intercept reports:

“A SPECTER IS haunting the House of Representatives: the specter of primaries. All the powers of the status quo have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this specter. Blacklists have been drawn up; arms have been locked … Democratic Reps. Dan Lipinski, Ill.; Eliot Engel, N.Y.; Henry Cuellar, Texas; Steny Hoyer, Md.; and Jerry Nadler, N.Y., are all facing primary challenges, and paranoia is being stoked inside the Democratic caucus. “The question that comes up all the time is, is there anybody internally assisting and abetting, encouraging people to run against incumbents?” Rep. Bill Pascrell, a Democrat from New Jersey, told Politico …”

This presents a golden opportunity for NRA and friends to exact revenge on politicians they could not otherwise touch in a general election, particularly Engel and Nadler.  Primary turnout is always low so it won’t take much to push these guys off the cliff.  Even if NRA is unsuccessful at removing them, they can run up the bill for their re-election campaigns.  If they have to spend a lot more money keeping their seats they may reconsider whether or not it is worth it to promote anti-gun/block pro-gun legislation.

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That explains it

The Washington Examiner reports, “Kirsten Gillibrand is what 0% in the 2020 polls looks like“:

“… It’s not a visibility problem. Seven in 10 Americans know who she is. They just don’t like her very much …”

Why is that?

“… In an interview with Yahoo Finance’s Rick Newman, Gillibrand — a 2020 presidential candidate— said evidence suggested the NRA is starting to lose bits of its political impact. She cited the survivors of 2018’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida —many of whom have become vocal in the debate for more gun control. “The young people of America are raising up,” the New York Democrat said …”

That explains it.

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Wednesday’s Newsbits:

S-4442A, Requires DCJS to publish reports providing information related to criminal misuse of firearms, passed the Senate yesterday. There is no companion in the Assembly.

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How NRA can be effective

The Hill reports:

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) may face a primary challenge from a first-time candidate who played a key role in organizing Albany’s first sexual harassment hearing in nearly three decades …”

This is how the NRA can be effective in NYC politics: Tell members to vote for anyone but Maloney in the primary. With turnout low it won’t take much to push her off the cliff like Joe Crowley.  There is no need to get into a discussion about the other candidates and their stance on gun rights.  It’s real simple.  Does the incumbent support 2A?  No.  Vote for their opponent.

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